I know it’s a phase, but I’m in a rut. I’m in the middle of a major rewrite and I find myself lacking emotionally as I’ve had a lot of negative things weighing on me recently, my romantic sensibilities have been sapped. As I write love stories (in part), the lack of emotion is a bit of an impediment, so I’ve been looking pretty much everywhere in order to be inspired; music, movies, video games, pictures/artwork, and yes, quotes. I thought I’d share a few things and hopefully, in a few days, I’ll get the love back.
I’ve read so many times that as a writer you should write every day, and I agree, to an extent. Depending on what you’re working on, your emotional state could have either a positive or negative influence. In my current frame of mind I should be writing something angry, sarcastic, and dark. And I don’t write that kind of stuff. So, until this mood passes, I will continue the rewrite from a technical stand point, and continue to stare at these in an effort to lighten the mood — maybe I just need a hug…as writers we spend a lot of time alone, so maybe I just need to be around some people. I will test this theory and get back to you.
“I love it when I catch you looking at me, then you smile and look away.”
“Kiss me as if it were the last time.”
And a few of my favorite book quotes —
“Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan.” — Persuasion by Jane Austen
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!” — Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
“I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you – especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land some broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.” — Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
*First image is Romance by Claude Theberge. Second image is of Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen of Pride & Prejudice. The others I came across while searching the internet. I do not own these works.